Downtown Events

The City produces, sponsors, and coordinates numerous events in downtown throughout the year, from arts and cultural programming to sports events. Many events take place in Hagerstown's thriving Arts & Entertainment District, which includes the Maryland Theatre, the Washington County Playhouse, the Just Lookin' Gallery and Douglas Zaruba studio, several arts education organizations, and numerous restaurants and coffee shops!

Take a look and see how you can experience the Hub City.

For up-to-date information, please visit @HagerstownDowntown on Facebook.

Interested in requesting a City Sponsorship for your event? Please visit the city sponsorships page for additional information.

Sponsorship Request Form

Sponsorship Final Report Form

Special Events
Interested in organizing a special event in the City? Please download the Special Event Guidebook and Special Event Application to get started!

Special Events Guidebook and Applications


Saint Patrick's Day Run Fest | Saturday, March 12, 2022
5K, 8K, ½ Marathon, and 1 mile walk, all benefitting the Community Free Clinic of Washington County. Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and Washington County Recreation Department. Official Website

Maryland International Film Festival | March 25-27, 2022
The Tenth annual Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown's stellar line up of 150 films from 16 countries around the world.


Rock the Run 5K

St. Patrick's Day Run Fest


Music on the Square | May 13th, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
featuring The Lana Spence Band

Art Walk | May 14th, 11:00AM
Join us for a fun-filled day of FREE activities in Downtown Hagerstown. Ribbon Cutting to Open the Cultural Trail Expansion starts at 11:00am
Barbara Ingram for the Arts Foundation

Music on the Square | May 20th, 5:30 - 7:30PM
featuring Wild Whispers

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music
May 27, 2022, 5-8 pm

Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.

Imagine Hagerstown at University Plaza


Shakespeare in the Park
Maryland Entertainment Group brings live theatre to Hagerstown’s University Plaza. Free! Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and enjoy a summer tradition. Maryland Entertainment Group

Antietam Velo Club Tour of Washington County Downtown Criterium
Speeding cyclists spin around the City Center’s A&E District.

Juneteenth - June 18-19, 2022
University Plaza

Miss Maryland Pageant - June 
Come to the Maryland Theatre to watch Maryland’s best as they vie for the title of Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Maryland/Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageants are official preliminaries to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions, the world’s largest scholarship organization for women.

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - June 24, 2022
Great music, food, and drink at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.
Imagine Hagerstown Official Website


Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park | July 4, 2022
Free to the public! 30 minutes of spectacular fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Check with the Department of Parks & Recreation to see if this event is happening as scheduled. No alcoholic beverages. No personal fireworks. No pets (only service animals permitted).

Hagerstown Hopes Pride Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, speakers, food, and more. Come out and show your support of the LGBTQ+ community whether you're gay, bi, lesbian, trans, questioning, or straight. Hagerstown Pride festival is a family friendly event that is a good time for all regardless of sexual orientation. Hagerstown Hopes

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music | July 22, 2022
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.
Imagine Hagerstown Official Website


Krumpe’s Donut Alley 5K - August 12, 2022
A 5K race that raises funds for the Wounded Warrior project.

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - August 26, 2022
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.
Imagine Hagerstown Official Website


USMH 5K Spirit Run 
Show your school colors while you race through downtown! This route includes some University System landmarks as well as the Cultural Trail!

Imagine Hagerstown Fourth Friday Music - September 23, 2022
Great music at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street.
Imagine Hagerstown Official Website

Enjoy fun music on the unique porches of Prospect Street’s historic homes. 

Thunder In The Square - September 30, 2022
A classic car show that takes over downtown! Alsatia Club


Taste of the Arts
Savor delicious bites from downtown eateries while delighting in the sweet and spicy sights and sounds of local artists! 

Alsatia Mummer’s Parade
An annual Hagerstown tradition since 1921 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 70,000 people convening for the festivities.

City Wide Trick-Or-Treat
Families who choose to participate in Trick or Treat this year are asked to do on October 31, 6-8 pm. This will help your friends, neighbors, motorists and the police know when to expect extra pedestrians and visitors to your homes. Participation and scheduling is entirely up to each family. The City will not suggest a rain date in the event of inclement weather or public health issue. It is perfectly acceptable to opt-out and not participate. We ask each family to determine what is best for them.


City Center Tree Lighting
Music, Santa, and of course, the lighting of the tree!

Holly Fest
Student and youth performance groups come together for a free seasonal performance at the Maryland Theatre. No tickets required.


Christkindl Markt
The Christkindl Markt is a Christmas shopping experience in the German tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage in the heart of downtown with great shopping and delicious food and beverage.

Krumpe's Donut Drop - December 31, 2022 5-7 pm
The Maryland Theatre welcomes people Public Square to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Watch the giant donut descend, enjoy some Krumpe's Donuts, and dance in the streets!

But wait….there’s more!
Other organizations also host a variety of events downtown and in our beautiful parks. Be sure to check out:

City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Washington County Historical Society  
Washington County Free Library
Washington County Arts Council 
The Maryland Theatre
Washington County Playhouse